Art Law: Proposed “Lex Gurlitt” May Harm Owners of Lost Art

Yesterday, we had a closer look at the Bavarian initiative in the Gurlitt case designed to address the statute of limitation issue. Today’s guest post by Professor Lorenz Kähler, University of Bremen, reviews this legislative proposal. His assessment is rather sobering: The new provision of the Civil Code (BGB), if adopted, may not help heirs pursuing restitution claims, or even be more burdensome than the current law. But read for yourself: Continue reading

Art Law: A Closer Look at the Proposed Art Restitution Act

The Bavarian State Government ealier this month presented the proposed Art Restitution Act (Kulturgut-Rückgewähr-Gesetz, KRG). Here is a closer look at how it is supposed to work, and what it is likely to achieve. Continue reading

Germany’s Best Lawblogs – Poll Closes Tomorrow!

Dispute Resolution Germany has been nominated in the Litigation and Mediation Category of Johannes Zöttl’s Beste Jurablogs 2014 poll. Voting is open until January 31, 2014. Please take a couple of minutes to vote and to have a look at the nominees – a great overview of the German blawg scene. Alongside the domestic categories, there is an Oscar for the Best Foreign Blawg (Sonderpreis Ausland), where the nominees include Ted Folkman’s Letters Blogatory and the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. Have fun!

Update: Art Law: Litigation is Coming Closer in Gurlitt Case

At the end of November 2013, we had a guest post from Professor Matthias Weller, in which he shared his views on the Gurlitt matter as a follow-up to the the panel discussion at the VII. Heidelberg Art Law Conference. Matthias Weller has explored the topic in more detail in an article just published in the most recent issue of Kunst und Recht: Art Law on the Text Bench: The “Schwabing Art Find” at the Interface of Criminal Prosecution and Property Law (Kunstrecht auf dem Prüfstand: Der “Schwabinger Kunstfund” an der Schnittstelle von Strafverfolgung und Sachenrecht), KUR 2013, 183.

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